WordPress upgrade issues

There are 2 issues with upgrading you might encounter and get an error message like:
“downloading update Unpacking the update… Could not create directory. Installation Failed”
The first thing to do is edit your wp-config.php and use direct transfer instead of FTP. So put this line in there:

define('FS_METHOD', 'direct');

And then go to the root of your wordpress installation and type

sudo chown -R www-data .

to give the web user ownership of all files.

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